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  • From: Falk Husemann <josen AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] New article for average users
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 11:05:22 +0200

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if you don't want feedback, ignore this post, please. It could hurt a
bit (it did for me).

Am 23.06.2012 03:36, schrieb woodq11 AT
> "Average user" means something different to everyone who uses a
> computer. In technical groups, average frequently means someone who
> uses it at work only, in less technical groups it many times means
> someone who knows how to click on an icon in their Start Menu to
> reboot the computer to see if that "fixes" something.

That's right. And I've given this article to my mother, which is an
average user, afaik. 61 years old, doing some HTML/CSS but mostly
web+mail and no facebook (which is censored here as well as myspace).
Her remarks:

- - She likes free things, but they are mostly of no hard value
- - She doesn't like pirates
- - She had to laugh about OpenNIC on the furry creature thing
- - She asked me if OpenNIC was free .coms and was disappointed when I
told her the article lied about the fact, that her friends could see
her .fur page instantly
- - She asked me, after browsing OpenNIC for a while, where to click to
"make it work"

In general she sees OpenNIC as totally geeky and unorganized (too much
data, too less valuable information). I tried not to bias her opinion.
She wouldn't use OpenNIC, fortunately she has no choice, as our
wavelan only resolves via OpenNIC ;-)

I hope to not disappoint Martin, but maybe we should write something
with less PR mumbo jumbo and more targeted to the average user.

Why is OpenNIC better? Because the pirates use it? Do they dress in
furry costumes? Also whats the tautology (write writing) for?

Even I have a feeling after seeing it through her eyes, that we're all
about arrr-pirates dressed in pink furry costumes jumping around
happily in our better and new way to browse the internet, loving each
other sooooo much.

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